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  • The Rapid Response Fund Allocates Over $200,000 to Prevent and Treat Acute Watery Diarrhea in North Darfur.

    2th December 2017 With funding support from the Office of United States Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), and managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Rapid Response Fund (RRF) has allocated a new grant of $208,560 USD to Plan International to provide Emergency Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) assistance to over 200,000 vulnerable displaced persons in Zamzam and Tawilla IDP camps in North Darfur State to cover needs and gaps created by the increase in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD).

     

  • IOM and the Sudan Ministry of Labour Work Together to Improve Labour Migration Policy

    5-7th December 2017, Khartoum, a two day workshop on Labour Migration Policy and one day training was organized by the Sudan Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reforms in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and generous funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The objective of the workshop was to assist the Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reforms as well as other relevant government and non-government stakeholders to identify and address the gaps in Sudan’s Labour Migration Policy.

     

  • IOM Support Training of 58 Sudanese Airport Immigration Officer on First and Second Line Inspection

    Last week, 58 immigration officers from Khartoum airport were trained on using first and second line inspection equipment. The Director of Khartoum Airport was also handed over equipment to help improve document examination and fraud detection. The training and equipment provided were generously funded by the IOM Development Fund and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). The training was delivered by an international independent expert on Border Management, Mr. Alex Van Duuren, assisted by Ms. Jafariya Mohamed Ali from the Passport Office in Omdurman a previous trainee under the AICS funded Training of Trainers on Documents Security and Fraud detection delivered earlier this year.

  • The Government of Sudan Runs National Consultations on the Global Compact on Migration

    22 November 2017, Khartoum- This week, the Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) hosted two days of roundtable discussions on the Global Compact on Migration with members of relevant line ministries and representatives from academia present. The roundtable was designed and facilitated by IOM within the Better Migration Management Programme (BMM), which is funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) is an initiative to forge a coherent and comprehensive international framework to enhance cooperation on migration and human mobility.  

  • Sudanese Criminal Justice System Strengthens Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Dongola

    IOM conducted a 5 day training for 16 Sudanese judges, lawyers, police officers and a social worker on Investigating and Prosecuting Trafficking in Persons took place at the Guest Palace Hotel, in Dongola.  The training is part of a series of workshops that began in June this year as a joint venture between IOM and the Sudan Judicial and Legal Science Institute; with support from the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded Project ‘Strengthening the Capacity of the Criminal Justice System in Sudan to Address Human Trafficking’.

Voices from Sudan

Addressing Acute Watery Diarrhea in South Kordofan

Teia and his family were living in Safya, a village in South Kordofan, with little access to basic services such as medicine, food or safe water. When his two-year-old daughter died from acute malnutrition due to the harsh living conditions, Teia decided that it was time to find a better place to raise his eight children, five girls and three boys.

Finding Peace and a Place to Talk- the Story of a Victim of Trafficking

“When organizations try to help people like us, they think that all we need is food and shelter, but what I found in the MRRC is a place to talk. A place where I can finally tell someone about the terrible things I have been through,” stated Aster when asked what she thought of the services provided by the IOM Migrant Resource and Response Center in Khartoum, Sudan.

From football star to begging on the streets of Khartoum

“The word dream is a big word…it is a word that means so much to every one of us. I dream of being a superstar, I know that I have talents and I want to show the world these talents.” Christen dreams of becoming an international football player.  Originally from Nigeria, the 24 year old travelled to South America and Europe as part of a Nigerian football team.